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Isabel II do Reino Unido

Birthdate: 21. April 1926

Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

When her father died in February 1952, Elizabeth became head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. She has reigned as a constitutional monarch through major political changes, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian patriation, and the decolonisation of Africa. Between 1956 and 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence, and as realms, including South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon , became republics. Her many historic visits and meetings include a state visit to the Republic of Ireland and visits to or from five popes. Significant events have included her coronation in 1953 and the celebrations of her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees in 1977, 2002, and 2012, respectively. In 2017, she became the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee. She is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, as well as the world's longest-serving female head of state, oldest living monarch, longest-reigning current monarch, and the oldest and longest-serving current head of state.

Elizabeth has occasionally faced republican sentiments and press criticism of the royal family, in particular after the breakdown of her children's marriages, her annus horribilis in 1992, and the death in 1997 of her former daughter-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales. However, in the United Kingdom, support for the monarchy has been and remains consistently high, as does her personal popularity.

„Translation: Madam President and friends.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido

A Uachtaráin agus a chairde
State banquet in Ireland http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13450099, 18/5/2011

„In tomorrow's world we must all work together as hard as ever, if we're truly to be United Nations“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido

The Queen urging nations to work together at her second address of the United Nations http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/10533451.stm

„It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido

1957 Christmas Broadcast; quoted on royal website http://www.royal.gov.uk/imagesandbroadcasts/thequeenschristmasbroadcasts/christmasbroadcasts/christmasbroadcast1957.aspx (25 December 1957)

„Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas?“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido

The Queen gives her opinion to Premier League chairman Sir David Richards, as quoted in BBC News (2 January 2007) http://www.bbc.co.uk/china/learningenglish/story/2007/01/070102_quotes_of_the_year_2_jan_07.shtml

„But nothing that can be said can begin to take away the anguish and the pain of these moments. Grief is the price we pay for love.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido

Message from the Queen, read by the British ambassador to Washington, Sir Christopher Meyer, St Thomas's Episcopal Church on Fifth Avenue. 22 September 2001. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/1341155/Grief-is-price-of-love-says-the-Queen.html

„Our religions provide critical guidance for the way we live our lives, and for the way in which we treat each other.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido

During a speech at Lambeth Palace, 15/02/2012. Quoted on royal website http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsandDiary/Speechesandarticles/2012/TheQueensspeechatLambethpalace15February2012.aspx

„The true measure of all our actions is how long the good in them lasts…everything we do, we do for the young.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido

Speech during the commemorations of D-Day, 06/06/2014. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/10883074/D-Day-anniversary-Queen-stirred-by-commemorations.html

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„Oh, dear, I hope it wasn't anyone important.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido

Said to Clare Short after Short's phone rang in her handbag during a Privy Council meeting; quoted in Donald Macintyre, "The Queen is on a roll because she understands her role (unlike her son)," http://comment.independent.co.uk/columnists_m_z/donald_macintyre/article186966.ece The Independent (2 May 2002)

„On behalf of the British people I salute the skill and courage which have brought man to the moon. May this endeavour increase the knowledge and well-being of mankind.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido

Message left on the moon by the crew of Apollo 11; NASA documentation http://history.nasa.gov/ap11-35ann/goodwill/Apollo_11_material.pdf#page=34 (13 July 1969)

„I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido

On her 21st birthday; quoted on royal website http://www.royal.gov.uk/ImagesandBroadcasts/Historic%20speeches%20and%20broadcasts/21stbirthdayspeech21April1947.aspx (21 April 1947)

„We are a moderate, pragmatic people, more comfortable with practice than theory.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido

Speech in reply to Addresses from both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall in the year of Her Golden Jubilee (30 April 2002)

„The right to change the government by the ballot box and not the barrel of a gun; perhaps the best definition of a democracy.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido

During a speech to President Gerald Ford celebrating the 200th anniversary of American independence. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Q

„Our peace and prosperity can never be taken for granted and must constantly be tended, so that never again do we have cause to build monuments to our fallen youth.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido

Speech during the commemorations of D-Day, 06/06/2014. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/10883074/D-Day-anniversary-Queen-stirred-by-commemorations.html

„My Husband and I….“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido

Thought by many to be her catchphrase, but she does not use it much at present. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/252950.html

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